Each session is an opportunity to discover some of our newest research, establish potential collaborations and see how we turn what we learn and into what we do as a learning health care system.

The series – modeled on TED Talks – showcases science at Wake Forest Baptist by highlighting current projects and data, strategic direction and future proposals. With an introduction by each chair or director, presenters include early and mid-career investigators, as well as trainees, residents, students and others. All are invited to attend.

Highlighted Presentations

Best of Deans Symposium Neurosurgery Ken Kishida

Dr. Ken Kishida, Neurosurgery, discusses " real time monitoring of dopamine and serotonin during conscious choice and subjective experience in humans"

Best of Dean's Symposium WFIRM, Shay Soker, PhD

Shay Soker, PhD discusses 'Tissue Engineering of the Cardiovascular System'

Best of Dean's Symposium Neurosurgery, Wesley Hsu

Wesley Hsu, MD discusses 'The Role of Brachyury in Chordorna and Lung Cancer.'

Best of Dean's Symposium Pathology & Section of Comparative Medicine, Nathan Stepanek Shaller

Nathan Stepanek Shaller, MD, Assistant Professor, talks on 'Afterbirth: After Death.'

Best of Dean's Symposium Pathology & Section of Comparative Medicine, Giselle Melendez

Giselle Melendez, Assistant Professor, talks about 'Myocardial Fibrosis: A New Frontier for Discovery in Cardiotoxicity Induced by Cancer Treatment.' 

Best of Dean's Symposium Neurobiology and Anatomy by Ben Rowland

Ben Rowland, PhD, Associate Professor, talks about 'Rehabilitation Using the Principles of Multisensory Integration.'

Best of Dean's Symposium Neurobiology and Anatomy by Emilio Salinas

Emilio Salinas, Associate Professor, talks on 'Characterizing cognitive control: how urgency makes a choice irresistible.' 

Best of Dean's Symposium Video Series -Biomedical Engineering Gayzik

Dr. Scott Gayzik discusses Human Modeling & Protecting Occupants in the Erz of Autonomous Vehicles. 

Best of Dean's Symposium Video Series - Biomedical Engineering Dr. Rahbar

Dr. Ellie Rahbar discusses A Personalized Approach to Studying Trauma. 

Best of Dean's Symposium Video Series - Neurology Dr. Rebecca Wells

Dr. Rebecca Erwin Wells talks about the Interest and Demand for Non-Opioid, Non-Drug Treatment Options for Migraines. 

Best of Dean's Symposium Video Series - Neurology Dr. Roy Strowd

Dr. Roy Strowd discusses some of the new discoveries for patients with brain tumors.